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Kilauea Summit Update – 7/28/15

July 28, 2015, 10:40 AM HST
* Updated July 28, 10:45 AM
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Deflationary tilt that began at the summit of Kilauea on Sunday continued for most of the past 24 hours before beginning to level out on Tuesday morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the Overlook crater’s lava lake showed very little fluctuation over the past day as splattering occurred.

A collapse within the Overlook crater occurred Tuesday morning, according to HVO. The collapse disturbed the lava lake for a brief period of time.

Low background levels of seismic activity continues to be reported as small earthquakes in areas below Kilauea’s summit, along the East Rift Zone and the South Rift Zone, as well as scattered across Kilauea’s south flank, continue to occur.

At Puʻu ʻŌʻō, no noticeable changes were observed by HVO. Several incandescent outgassing crater vents, initially observed at the beginning of July, remain. Seismicity continues at background levels.

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Observation of the June 27, 2014 lava flow is monitored by HVO geologists through webcam and satellite images. The images continue to provide evidence that the breakouts are scattered in an area that spans about 2.5 to 5 miles to the northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

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